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In a representative democracy, men and women serving in public office – whether elected or appointed – must view their service as a public trust.   Each day, men and women raise their right hands to be sworn in as executives, legislators and administrators, agreeing to protect and defend the constitutions of the United States and of their home States, and the laws, rules and regulations of their governmental subdivisions. 

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April 21, 2015 UN Chief Wants Action on $100 Billion Climate Fund

CNS News - âClimate change is the defining issue of our times,â he told a conference hosted by Bloomberg îNew Energy Financeî last week. âIt is also an enormous economic opportunity.â On...

April 21, 2015 Costs for Germany’s nuclear exit could rise to $75 billion

Source: Reuters

The bill for shutting down Germany’s nuclear power plants and building a safe disposal site for nuclear waste could rise to 70 billion euros ($75 billion), the head of a government commission told daily Frankfurter Rundschau in...

April 21, 2015 U.S. court hears Chevron’s fraud claims in $9.5 billion Ecuador dispute

Source: Reuters

Chevron Corp urged a U.S. appeals court on Monday to uphold a ruling finding that an American lawyer used corrupt means to secure a $9.5 billion pollution judgment in Ecuador.A lawyer for Chevron told the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court...

Research & Insights

April 13, 2015 California's New Era of Heat Destroys All Previous Records

Source: Bloomberg

The California heat of the past 12 months is like nothing ever seen in records going back to 1895. The 12 months before that were similarly without precedent. And the 12 months before that? A freakishly hot year, too.

April 13, 2015 How Much Americans Really Pay in Taxes

Source: Bloomberg

A new report from the U.S. Congress’s Joint Committee on Taxation shows that looking only at income taxes misses most of what we pay to the federal government each year.

April 2, 2015 Here's America's New Minimum Wage Map

Source: Bloomberg

The map shows up-to-date information of the minimum wage across the country.

Commentary & Opinion

April 14, 2015 Top 1% pay nearly half of federal income taxes

Source: CNBC

The top-earning 1 percent of Americans will pay nearly half of the federal income taxes for 2014, the largest share in at least three years, according to a study.

April 14, 2015 The Real Reason Californians Can't Water Their Lawns - text/video

Source: Bloomberg

In response to the ongoing drought, California Governor Jerry Brown has set limits on urban water use—ordering cuts of as much as 25 percent. Cities across the state will stop watering highway median strips and rip up grass in...

April 13, 2015 China: Did We Just Hear The Death Rattle Of The Economy?

Source: Forbes

Since last July, when the current bull market began, Shanghai stocks have soared 97.0%. Shenzhen shares during the period are up 95.9%. Tech companies are leading the way, now trading around 220 times profits.


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